Chicken Soup for the Asian Canadian Soul: Special Presentation of Christopher Yip’s STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER with encore screening of Carol Nguyen’s NANITIC
DATE: April 1, 2023 (Saturday)
DOORS OPEN: 3:30 PM
STARTS: 4:00 PM
RECEPTION: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
ADDRESS: 88 W Pender St 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC
RECEPTION VENUE: TBA
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF), Racial Equity Screen Office (RESO) and Fae Pictures invites you to a special presentation of the upcoming Chinese-Canadian premium drama series STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER, premiering at the Canadian Film Fest and on Super Channel in April.
The presentation will open with an encore screening of the short film NANITIC, which previously won TIFF’s Share Her Journey Award and premiered at TIFF Top Ten, the Berlinale, and VIFF.
The six-episode short-form series, STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER, is a character-driven drama about the invisible struggles immigrant families face while trying to make a home in the West. A freak snowstorm traps a dysfunctional Chinese Canadian family together in their rural Albertan hometown, forcing them to confront events from a decade ago that tore them all apart. Today’s generation of immigrant kids bear the burden of the traumas we grew up with and the need to address the wounds of generations past. Hundreds of years of unspoken pain, trickling down like a river. What can we do with these streams flowing over us?
The series stars Jane Luk, Simon Sinn, Liam Ma, Danielle Ayow, Jinny Wong, Raymond Chan, Adrian So and Dana Liu, with Benjamin Sutherland, Brett Houghton and Wesley French.
This special event will feature the first four episodes of the series, preceded by the short film Nanitic, and following, an engaging post-screening discussion with creators Christopher Yip and Carol Nguyen, series actors Danielle Ayow and Jinny Wong, executive producer Shant Joshi, and moderated by Natasha Jung Founder of the Cold Tea Collective, the promotional partner for the event.
This exclusive in-person event is a preview to the launch of the series coming to Super Channel Fuse in Canada and launching On Demand beginning April 1, 2023. Super Channel is available via most cable providers across the country, as well as streaming live and On Demand with Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV.
Seating to this special presentation is limited. To book your ticket, visit here.
Streams Flow From A River is produced in association with Super Channel, with the participation of Ontario Creates, Independent Production Fund, Bell Fund and Canada Media Fund.
Director/Writer: Christopher Yip
Executive Producer: Shant Joshi
Producer: Lindsay Blair Goeldner
Co-Producer: Lauren Saarimaki
Cast: Jane Luk, Simon Sinn, Liam Ma, Danielle Ayow, Jinny Wong, Raymond Chan, Adrian So and Dana Liu, with Benjamin Sutherland, Brett Houghton and Wesley French
Runtime: 82 mins
Language: English, Cantonese
Digital Platform Streaming: Super Channel Fuse available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV
Followed by the Q & A: Creators in attendance
Moderator: Natasha Jung, Founder, Executive Editor & Executive Producer, Cold Tea Collective